A 2004 study from the college of Medicine at the University of Iowa among 96 subjects with ME reported that 2 months of Siberian Ginseng was not better than placebo for measures of fatigue.
The researchers concluded: 'Overall efficacy was not demonstrated'. In other words, Siberia Ginseng had no benefit!
This was a very conducted study using a very strong study design called a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
While Siberian Ginseng is not backed by scientific evidence. Some supplements which are scientifically demonstrated to improve ME include:
- Cocoa, specific polyphenol-flavonoid rich cocoa
- Co-enzyme Q10
- Rhodiola rosea
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D3
Although, there is no scientific data for the following nutrients from research studies among individuals with ME, there is strong rationale that these dietary components could be beneficial: